Ivor Bolton on Tamerlano – 25 February
Now on stage working though Act 3 with Principals and continuo team in the pit. Stage-management are really well-prepared and Emily (senior stage-manager on this show has her team working like a well-oiled machine. Graham (Vick) is impressive and well ahead of the game so that artistic detail is still being worked on and the rehearsal doesn’t degenerate into a technical one as is so often the case.
After lunch we have a Sitzprobe (musical rehearsal with orchestra and singers but without staging). These rehearsals are the first point of contact between orchestra and cast and there is a good atmosphere in the rehearsal room.